- Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Film and Television
MFA Theatrical Design and Production, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 2001. BA Drama, Flagler College, 1991.
Deanna joined the University of Arizona School of Theatre Arts in 2008 and made her Tucson debut with the lighting design for The Music Man. She has since designed the lighting for The Tamer Tamed, The Taming of the Shrew, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later and Rum & Coke, and has overseen the lighting designs for all Arizona Repertory Theatre and Studio Series productions while teaching students to see with their hearts as well as their eyes. She is currently working on a new National Tour of Cirque Mechanics: Boom Town based out of Las Vegas which will make its way to New York City at the New Victory Theatre in April. Before arriving in AZ, she spent 2 years as the Resident Lighting Designer and Associate Production Supervisor for STOMP OUT LOUD, the Las Vegas version of the internationally acclaimed STOMP. Previously, she was the Resident Lighting Designer and Associate Professor for the departments of Ballet and Modern Dance at the University of Utah, and taught lighting design at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Design credits include the San Francisco Opera's Merola and Coconut Grove Playhouse's Young Artist programs, as well as numerous original dance designs for choreographers such as Deborah Hay, Ben Levy and Andy Vaca. Other credits include 6 years as the Lighting Director on the International Tour of STOMP; Production Director of the Opera Theater Music Festival in Lucca, Italy; Lighting Supervisor/Assistant Lighting Designer at the Santa Fe Opera; Lighting and Tour Consultant for the Original Broadway Cast tours of the Greater Tuna trilogy and Assistant Lighting Designer at the Cincinnati Ballet. She is a member of IATSE Local 500. Deanna's Video Portfolio can be viewed at deannafitzgerald.com